Argentine feminist’s poignant poems reborn in music

  Alfonsina Storni, an early 20th century feminist whose arduous life ended in suicide, is remembered as one of Argentina's foremost modern poets--- but she is far from a household name outside the Spanish-speaking world. In a fresh show of interest in the poet, whose verse was both melancholic and amorous, her words have been turned into music by Bryce Dessner, the composer also known as a guitarist with indie rockers The National. The song cycle, written by Dessner for mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor, is named after and closes with "Voy a Dormir" ("I Am Going to Sleep"), Storni's poignant final poem which she sent to a newspaper before drowning herself in the sea in 193...Keep on reading: Argentine feminist’s poignant poems reborn in music

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